Sunday, March 6, 2011

Fish in Roasted Mung Beans (Moong dal) gravy

This is one of my favorite recipes from my childhood. I fondly remember those days when my mom used to make " Mung daler mudighonto ", an authentic Bengali dish made out of Fish head (especially Rohu or Katla ) cooked in Moong dal.  I have adapted this recipe from my mom's original one . I have also used King fish fillets instead of fish head .     

fish with moong beans

Preparation time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4


Ingredients :

  • 1 lb. kingfish , cut into 2 " fillets
  • 2 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 1" piece of ginger
  • 1 cup moong dal ( or Mung Beans) , roasted
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp curd
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • Salt, as required
  • Oil, as required
  • Water , as required

Ingredients for seasoning :
  • 1 tsp whole jeera
  • 2 -3 Bay leaves
  • 2 whole red chilies
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp Ghee/butter


Preparation :
  • Wash the fish thoroughly and cut into 2 " pieces.  Apply a pinch of salt and turmeric and keep aside.
  • Dry roast the mung beans , till you get a rich golden color.
roasted moong

  • Pressure cook the mung beans till they are half cooked .The beans should break easily. Keep aside.

preparing moong

  • In a blender, add the chopped onions and ginger, blend it to a fine paste. Keep aside. 
  • In a non stick skillet, heat oil and shallow fry the fish till it turns golden brown on both sides. 
fish fry

  • In the remaining oil, add the ginger and onion paste, 1 tsp turmeric and fry for a minute.
  • Then add curd, sugar and salt and fry all the ingredients well by constantly stirring for a minute or two .
  • Add the half cooked mung beans, add sufficient water and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat till all the flavors blend well . Next add the fish pieces and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes or until the mung beans and fish are fully cooked.
  • In a small non stick skillet, heat 1 tbsp ghee/butter, add jeera, when it starts to sputter , add the rest of the ingredients and fry well.
  • Add the seasoning on the fish curry, and mix well . 


moong dal mudi ghonto

  • Serve hot with Rice.
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16 comments:

  1. Never eaten fish and dal combination...good to know these new fish recipes.

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  2. Wow , this is a truly new combination, will try them for sure!

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  3. Thanks Soumya nad Shobha....this is a great combination...do give it a try sometimes and let me know :-)

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  4. this is a real new one for me..lemme try it..
    looks so yumm!!

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  6. First time here...fish curry looks delicious....happy to follow you

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  7. Great to know a blog that has only fish recipes :-)

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  8. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog, a blog full of fish recipes, that's amazing, fish with dal looks great

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  9. Thank you to all of you for your encouraging comments . Being new to this blogosphere ,it does mean a lot to me :-)

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  10. What a unique n interesting space you have here..everything looks great.. keep up the good work :)


    US Masala

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  11. Hey Sonali,

    Thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you liked my article. You have a wonderful space here. Never imagined so many varieties with fish. Following you. Great going...

    Regards,
    Seema
    amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com
    seemabbas.blogspot.com

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  12. wow,ur blog is full of fish.wonderful recipes.will surely try ur recipes.thanks for following me.glad to follow u too dear.

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  13. new n interesting recipe looking delicious dear..n thanks a lot for visiting n following my blog..

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  14. Thanks a lot to all of you for your kind wishes :-)

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  15. I will try this out since this one is completely new to me:)
    Thanks for sharing

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